Joseph Ejercito Estrada former president of the Philippines

Joseph Ejercito Estrada former president of the Philippines

Former president Joseph “Erap” Estrada made official his presidential comeback bid as he filed his candidacy for president with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Bonifacio Day.

Estrada, who drove a jeep from Liwasang Bonifacio on his way to Comelec to file his certificate of candidacy, said he filed his bid Monday to “give significance” to the filing by honoring the 146th birthday of revolutionary hero, Andres Bonifacio.

Together with him are his running mate Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay, who withdrew plans for presidency and later allied with Estrada, and his wife, former Senator Luisa “Loi” Ejercito.

Estrada and his supporters were all wearing orange, the color of Nacionalista Party’s Senator Manuel Villar Jr., who formalized his presidential bid earlier this morning.